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Old 02/18/2018, 08:09 AM   #1
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One more Move Question

I have an RBTA and rock flowers. They are, of course, all attached.

To move, do I need them off of the rocks? Or could they stay on the rocks in my buckets? How warm do those need to stay? Do they need the same oxygen as fish? My car will be at least 72+

I'm gonna bag up as many of my corals as possible but wonder about those critters.

My serpent star will likely end up in a bucket too unless I get really lucky to get it off/out of it's hiding spots in the rock.

Also, I have 40hr heat packs. My cooler is a styrofoam large cooler a friend gave me - it's about 20 x 12 maybe. How many heat packs do you think? Should I tape them on the lid?


sorry, I'm stressing over this! I may end up tearing the tank down earlier than right before we go because now we might leave around midnight. The drive is gonna be 15-17 hours depending on how fast and how much we stop. Everything is going in Kordon breather bags so it should be good longer. If I bagged everything up around 4pm, slept for a while and leave in the night, I should be good?

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Old 02/18/2018, 08:15 AM   #2
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As someone who has moved a tank before, I’d highly recommend trying to get your anemones separate from the rock. The big problem is that your rock may shift during the trip and that could potentially damage or kill your anemones.


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Old 02/18/2018, 08:21 AM   #3
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As someone who has moved a tank before, Id highly recommend trying to get your anemones separate from the rock. The big problem is that your rock may shift during the trip and that could potentially damage or kill your anemones.
good thought! I'll try prying them off then. I didn't really think of that unless I can put the rocks in tight enough they won't move but probably best not to risk them.

I swear this tank is the worst stress of it all!


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Old 02/18/2018, 09:13 AM   #4
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Try using a power head and point it at the RBTA. The get ****ed and let go of the rock so you don’t damage it that way.
Good luck with the move buddy.


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Old 02/18/2018, 09:20 PM   #5
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I have a BTA that I got around '96. Have moved the tank 5 times now. I usually try to move my live rock in a clean ice chest with enough water to cover the top. If you can, leave the anemone attached to whatever rock it is on. If need be, prob the rock it is attached to in order to keep it from getting crushed. One time I moved it, it was attached to 2 different rocks and it did end up tearing but thankfully recovered. The longest move I have made was only about a 6 hour drive. Just my 2 cents.


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Old 02/18/2018, 09:21 PM   #6
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oh, and good luck with the move as well!!


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Old 02/19/2018, 02:56 PM   #7
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Thanks! I'm excited!


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